Your Girlfriend Will Love This Bed (and 16 more gift ideas)

Christmas is coming, and if your girlfriend or wife loves the outdoors, these gift ideas are certain to please. So simplify your holiday shopping, and grab a gift right now that will score you some serious points in the love department.

Backcountry Bed ($290 to $440) — No zippers and a unique quilt-top design make this “bed” by Sierra Designs one of the bigger upgrades in sleeping bag design of late. We tested it and can attest it’s awesome and allows for comfortable side sleeping and easy entry and exit. It packs the same as a comparable down bag, so no weight penalty, either. Available in 600- and 800-fill down options. Buy Now/More Info

Surf Wax Candles ($20) — Give the smell of surfing for Christmas with a candle made from the aromatic wax used to grip boards. These candles by Howler Brothers will have her California dreaming on those chilly winter nights. Buy Now/More Info

Waders For Women ($220) — With more women getting into fly fishing, brands have recognized a gaping hole in the market for female-oriented gear. Redington fills a void with these waterproof/breathable waders. They come in two cuts (the Kate and Marilyn) for different body types. We tested them this summer and found they fit a woman’s figure well and worked great in the frigid rivers of Alaska. Buy Now/More Info

Taos Merino Socks ($19) — If you live in a cold climate, it’s just about impossible to have too many high-quality socks. These Wigwam socks are cute and made in the USA with a merino wool/nylon blend, and a hint of Spandex for stretch. Buy Now/More Info

Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket ($320) — A bit pricey but she is worth it! This jacket by Mountain Hardwear is airy light and uber-warm because of its 800-fill down insulation and a shiny baffled face. Buy Now/More Info

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Merino Next To Skin ($60+) — Icebreaker’s basic Everyday Long Sleeve Crewe is a great layer next to skin and good place to enter the (pricy) world of Merino. The brand’s warm and soft merino wool is available in many weights and styles. Buy Now/More Info

Kara Jean ($85) — These stretch-denim jeans are stylish enough for daily wear but work great at the crag, around the campfire, or on a trail. Out of nearly 300 customer reviews at Prana.com, 99 percent are positive. Buy Now/More Info

Fjord Flannel ($90) — There are few things more cozy than a warm flannel on a cold winter day. This popular flannel from Patagonia is made from organic cotton that’s soft and environmentally friendly. Buy Now/More Info

Skida Alpine Hat ($36) — A fleece-lined hat with a printed poly-blend outer fabric will keep her head warm on cold days. Buy Now/More Info

Voormi High-E Hoodie ($230) — We’ve tested the men’s version of this garment, and can attest that it is the perfect winter layer for everything from snowshoeing to backcountry skiing to bar hopping. As an added bonus, it’s made in the United States and of Rocky Mountain sourced merino wool. Buy Now/More Info

Keen Neve Polar Winter Boots

KEEN Neve Polar Winter Boots ($200) — When your mountain chick is ready for some serious winter play, these are go-to boots. Insulated, waterproof, breathable, beefy outsoles, and built in the USA, the Neve will keep those toes warm from the snowshoe trail to the chalet. They look suspiciously similar to the Summit County II, which we’ve tested and love. If they fit her foot, she’s likely to love these. Buy Now/More Info

Mio Fuse ($150) — The Mio Fuse allows your athletic girlfriend to monitor her heart rate with no chest strap for focused, comfortable training sessions. Buy Now/More Info

Deuter On Top ABS Air Bag ($1,200 price reduced, $718!) — What says “I love you” more than a device that will help her stay alive? This ABS Air Bag has ski and snowboard carry straps, 28 liters of internal space, and it is designed to fit a woman’s body. Buy Now/More Info

Sync Headlamp ($30) — A little headlamp that puts out plenty of light for most outdoors activities, this compact and inexpensive model from Princeton Tec is made in the USA, has a red low power light and five white settings up to 90 lumens.
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Revo Snowshoes ($180) — Aggressive tread, light weight, and with a tapered deck ideal for women, the Revos from MSR are go-to all conditions snowshoes. Buy Now/More Info

Mobot Roller ($40-$65) — If she’s into fitness, there’s a good chance that your gal will have aches and pains that respond well to foam rollers. This product combines two must-have fitness products into one solid design. Buy Now/More Info

‘Journeys Of A Lifetime’ Book — Inspire her travel bug with this National Geographic book of 500 of the world’s best trips. The 400-page hard cover will have her booking plane tickets somewhere awesome, hopefully with you in tow. Buy Now/More Info

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Managing Editor Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in Denver, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

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